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eBook Basic Linguistic Theory Volume 1: Methodology ePub

by R. M. W. Dixon

  • ISBN: 0199571066
  • Category: Words Language and Grammar
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: R. M. W. Dixon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 13, 2009)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1280 kb
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I found these books extremely informative, exceedingly useful, and profoundly inspiring.

The three-volume series Basic These are books I can recommend to every graduate. student in linguistics, to every linguistic field worker – those just starting out as well as.

The three-volume series Basic. These are books I can recommend to every graduate.

Basic Linguistic Theory Volume 1 Methodology. R. M. W. D I XO N The Cairns Institute James Cook University.

Basic Linguistic Theory Volume 1 Methodology. Outline contents for whole work Volume 1 Methodology 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Basics 1 Principles to follow 57 Grammar overview 92 Analysis, argumentation, and explanation Terminology 214 Doing typology 242 Phonology 264 Lexicon 289 Field linguistics 309. 182.

Basic Linguistic Theory, Volume 1 book.

In Basic Linguistic Theory R. Dixon provides a new and .

Basic Linguistic Theory Volume 1. Methodology. There can be little doubt that Basic Linguistic Theory is a valuable addition to the linguistic literature, both as a broadly conceived typological study and as an inspiring guide to grammar writers. BLT covers the principal parts of grammar and probably more extensively so than any other single book of its kind.

Dixon has written on many areas of linguistic theory and fieldwork, being .

He has published grammars of Dyirbal, Yidiɲ, Warrgamay, Nyawaygi, and Mbabaram. His monumental three-volume work, Basic Linguistic Theory (2010–2012), was published by the Oxford University Press.

He argues that grammatical structures and rules should be worked out inductively on the basis of evidence, explaining in detail the steps by which an attested grammar and lexicon can build up from observed utterances.

In Basic Linguistic Theory R. M. W. Dixon provides a new and fundamental characterization of the nature of human languages and a comprehensive guide to their description and analysis. In three clearly written and accessible volumes, he describes how best to go about doing linguistics, the most satisfactory and profitable ways to work, and the pitfalls to avoid. In the first volume he addresses the methodology for recording, analysing, and comparing languages. He argues that grammatical structures and rules should be worked out inductively on the basis of evidence, explaining in detail the steps by which an attested grammar and lexicon can built up from observed utterances. He shows how the grammars and words of one language may be compared to others of the same or different families, explains the methods involved in cross-linguistic parametric analyses, and describes how to interpret the results. Volume 2 and volume 3 (to be published in 2011) offer in-depth tours of underlying principles of grammatical organization, as well as many of the facts of grammatical variation. 'The task of the linguist,' Professor Dixon writes, 'is to explain the nature of human languages - each viewed as an integrated system - together with an explanation of why each language is the way it is, allied to the further scientific pursuits of prediction and evaluation.' Basic Linguistic Theory is the triumphant outcome of a lifetime's thinking about every aspect and manifestation of language and immersion in linguistic fieldwork. It is a one-stop text for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, as well as for those in neighbouring disciplines, such as psychology and anthropology.